Answered By: Stacy Williams
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2016     Views: 24

Start from the USC Libraries' homepage.

  1. Choose the Journals option below the main search box
  2. Change the drop-down list from the default "Title contains all words" to  "Title begins with" or "Title equals" (this will ensure you don't have too many results to sift through)
  3. Type the title of the journal into the search box 
  4. Click on the Search button and you will get a new page with a list of results that include your journal title. Under each title are links to databases which provide access to the journal, and an indication of the date ranges each database contains for that journal. See image below:

  5. Click the link for the database which has the date range you need. What occurs next will depend on the database, but you should be taken either to a home page for the journal (where you can browse or search articles), or an advanced search that already includes the journal title. You can also re-type the journal title into an advanced search if you need.

NOTE: In some cases, we may not have the dates you need in an online database, but we may have print copies of your journal which do have the dates you need. In the image above, the last item is "in USC Libraries Print Holdings." Clicking that link will take you to the online HOMER catalog record for your journal, and that record will indicate the date range we have in print and which libraries those issues are located in.

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